JS Suzutsuki Makes Port Call in Subic Bay

Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force JS Suzutsuki (DD-117) arrived in Subic Freeport Zone, Olongapo City, Zambales on April 10 for a port call to the Philippines. JS Suzutsuki (DD-117) was escorted by Philippine Navy frigate BRP Jose Rizal FF 150. Two ships had earlier conducted Passing Exercises (PASSEX) with the former. A simple welcome ceremony was also accorded to the visiting…

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BRP Jose Rizal Transports Relief Goods to Palawan

The Philippine Navy’s missile frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150) transported six tons of relief supplies to communities in Palawan still reeling from the effects of Typhoon Odette last December. These items were unloaded by the ship’s crew at OBD Pier, Barangay Bahile, Puerto Princesa City, the Naval Forces West (NFW) said in a Facebook post Sunday night “Six tons of…

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Philippine Navy Frigate Receive Mistral SAMs

The Mistral 3 Surface-to-Air Missiles (SAM) of the two Jose Rizal frigates of the Philippine Navy (PN) – BRP Jose Rizal (FF150) and BRP Antonio Luna (FF151) – was delivered at Subic Bay International Airport in Bataan on Friday, October 8. The procurement and delivery of the Mistral SAMs is part of the PN Frigate Acquisition Project which was awarded…

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Philippines Holds Joint Amphibious Operation

The Philippine Fleet through the leadership of RADM ALBERTO B CARLOS PN, Commander Philippine Fleet conducted the Joint Amphibious operation on land and at sea as part of the Exercise “PAGBUBUKLOD” today, September 16, 2021 at Marine Base Gregorio Lim, Ternate, Cavite. Exercise Pagbubuklod focuses on the Command’s thrust of validating organizational structure, concepts of operations, and published doctrines that…

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Crew of Future BRP Antonio Luna Training Onboard

January 14, 2021 – The officers and enlisted personnel aboard the prospective BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), the country’s second missile frigate, is now conducting unit training at sea. “(They are now conducting) unit training (as of this time). This means that the crew is now conducting a hands-on operation on the different systems aboard the ship. This includes machinery, weapons,…

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No system defects reported aboard BRP Jose Rizal during RIMPAC

August 31, 2020 – BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), the first missile-frigate of the Philippine Navy (PN), did not encounter any derangement of its various systems during the two-week “Rim of the Pacific” (RIMPAC) naval exercises held off the waters of Hawaii. “No reported safety and security incidents. No weapons, communications, electronic(s) and info sys(tem) hull, machinery, and electrical sys(tem) derangements…

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BRP Jose Rizal Being Tested for Flaws During RIMPAC

August 17, 2020 – The deployment of BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), the country’s first missile-frigate, to the US-led Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercises would test its system and help identify and correct design flaws, an official of the Philippine Navy said Monday. “Our ship is new and it is only through constant use (will its) imperfections come out. It…

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Missile-frigate BRP Antonio Luna arriving next year

August 11, 2020 – Due to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, BRP Antonio Luna (FF-151), the sister ship of missile-frigate BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), is expected to be delivered by January or February next year. “We are expecting FF-151 January or February 2021, still ahead of the delivery date per contract, which is March 2021,” said Philippine Navy…

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HENSOLDT UK Radar for BRP Jose Rizal

August 6, 2020 – HENSOLDT UK has supplied a radar suite consisting of Kelvin Hughes Mk11 S and X Band radar systems to the Philippine Navy frigate BRP Jose Rizal, recently delivered by Hyundai Heavy Industries. The SharpEye Mk11 radars are approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and take advantage of the Kelvin Hughes’ advanced solid state SharpEye Doppler…

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Hawaii-bound BRP Jose Rizal makes stopover in Guam

August 3, 2020 – The Philippine Navy (PN)’s first missile-frigate, the BRP Jose Rizal (FF-150), has made a stopover over Naval Base Guam Sunday, on its way to join the Rim of the Pacific 2020 (RIMPAC 2020) which will be held off Honolulu, Hawaii from August 17 to 31. “Said layover was intended for refueling, re-provisioning, and other health and…

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